Care home moves for people with dementia: When is the ‘best’ time?

Do you know a person with dementia who has moved to a care home in the last six months? Are you their main carer (e.g. family, friend, neighbour)? Would you be willing to talk to us about your experiences of the move and the events that led up to it?

If the answer is yes, then we would like to invite you to take part in our research study.

We are looking for volunteers to be interviewed for a study which looks at whether there may be a ‘best time’ for people with dementia to move to a care home. It will entail a one-off face-to-face interview at a time and place that is convenient to you.

This research is important because many people with dementia and their carers are unsure when the right time to move to a care home is. The findings from this study will create guidance for people with dementia thinking of moving to a care home and the individuals who support them.

If you would like to take part or receive further information about this study, then please email, or write to Laura Cole at: The Social Care Workforce Research Unit, The Policy Institute at King’s, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS.

Advertisement for recruitment of volunteers for study ref: 16/IEC08/0035, approved by Social Care Research Ethics Committee. This project contributes to King’s College London’s role in conducting research, and teaching research methods. If you choose to take part in this research, participation is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time.


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